In The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, Holden Caulfield recounts his experience in New York City after his expulsion from his third school. Holden, the central character of the novel, describes all characters he meets descriptively, yet he never provides an explanation of his motives. Luckily, Holden’s personality is reflected through the various symbols throughout the novel. J.D Salinger uses symbolism to create an intimate connection to Holden’s unique emotions in an ever changing society. To begin, we first gain insight of Holden’s character through his odd taste in choice.
Boy gone crazy or depressed? Holden is in a deep depression but, does he stay depressed or go crazy? After Holden’s brother (Allie) dies he gets very depressed. Holden wasn 't even able to attend the funeral.
Outline: introduction Attention Grabber: Imagine living a lie and acting as if it were real. Imagine believing everyone is a phony when you are the biggest one. Step into the shoes of Holden Caulfield if you wish to continue. Background Information: J.D Salinger’s “ Catcher In The Rye” tells the tragic story of a teenager’s battle to fit in. Holden a pretty privileged young man at home and at pencey prep seems to have the ideal life.
“The Catcher in the Rye” was written to encourage communities in the 1950’s to think about society and the way it was being portrayed to the teenagers in the area. This book, coming from the inside of Holden Caulfields’ head, gave parents and other adults a good guess about how the societal standards are shaping their teens minds to think. In this book, Holden is kicked out of school for lack of effort, thus being the fourth school he has been kicked out of, Holden decides that he does not want to go straight home to give his family disappointing news once again. Instead, Holden decides to take his time on his way home. He stayed at hotels, went to bars, ordered a prostitute, met new people and caught up with some old friends.
In J.D Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the protagonist Holden Caulfield portrays the role of a teenage boy that struggles to come in terms with the reality of growing up. As he goes around New York searching for the answers to his problems, he encounters various people that either add to his struggles or help him. It is seen, though, that most of those he encounters add to his complexity with the adult world. This aids him in alienating himself to protect what childhood innocence he has left. Out of those he meets, the ones that had him distance himself most are Sally Hayes, a girl that Holden dates from time to time, and Mr. Antolini, one of Holden’s former teachers.
In the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield states that he wants to be a catcher in a field of rye. Holden wants to give kids the opportunity to stay innocent. He wants to give them the opportunity to be caught, to be saved from all the responsibilities that one acquires when becoming an adult. He wants to catch them and push them back into their youth, back to where they had someone to talk to, and when they had friends that they could talk to and have fun with. In Holden’s life, he has suffered an immense loss, the loss of his little brother Allie.
It is hard to progress and mature but it is a necessary part of life, that in turn helps a person get through life and evolve into a new and better person. Holden Caulfield, the protagonist, in JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye transforms into a more mature person but in the processes starts to spiral out of control. As Holden progresses through the story he starts spiral out of control and doesn 't know how to channel his emotions in a positive and healthy way. When Stradlater wouldn 't tell Holden what he did with Jane he did, “This next part I don 't remember so hot.
Catcher in the rye in class essay, nathan bond Picture your best friend. Now imagine that person dying to cancer, specifically leukemia a degenerative disease to the blood cells and bone marrow. How would you feel and how do you think you could function in a world without your best friend? In The Catcher in the rye written by J.D. Salinger a boy by the name of Holden Caulfield had lost his brother Allie, who was his role model and idol as well as best friend. His brother had died of leukemia when Holden was 13 years old.
A Toilet Is More Admirable An admirable character is best defined as an respectable man who takes pride in his dignity and applies himself to his best ability in all situations. Now picture this, a young man of potential talent, whose family pays an extraordinary amount for him to go to a private school, and has a little sister that looks up to everything he does. The picture describes the prelude of an admirable character until the picture finally clears up and instead of seeing an admirable character, you see a young man who instead of excelling in school, drops out because of poor grades, lies to practically everyone including his family, and calls prostitutes to a hotel room using his parents money. Does this example sound like an figure
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